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Dallas Historical Society



Texas History Tour

Time Frames
During School Day, After School, Summer, Weekend
Formats
Field Trip
Grades
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Community/Fam., Talented/Gifted, Special Ed
Standards

Description

Students will learn about Texas History while taking a docent-led tour of the Great Hall of the Hall of State, which was built as part of the 1936 Centennial to honor Texas State History. Guided tours feature the murals, statues, architecture, photographs and current museum exhibitions that illustrate Texas History.

Students Will

  • Describe the influences of other cultures on Texas.
  • Learn basic facts about the founding of Texas and the historical figures involved.
  • Identify and interpret major Texas symbols.
  • Identify major economic resources of Texas regions.
  • Delve into the life of the cowboy and the experience of the Texas cattle drive.
  • Learn about the Six Flags.
  • Book: Texas History (State Studies: Texas); By: Mary Dodson Wade; ISBN-10: 1432911589

Details

Dates: Not available until November 2016.
Times: Tuesday-Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM; Sunday 1 PM to 5 PM
Duration: 30 minutes.
School Fee: Price Per Non Teacher: $0.00
Price Per Student: $3.00
Price Per Teacher: $0.00
Minimum Attendance: 1
Maximum Attendance: 50
Bilingual: No
Technical Needs: North and South wing unavailable.
Other Information: Self-guided tours of the museum are also available for FREE. Please see HALL OF STATE WALKING TOURS for more information.

Scheduling / Booking

Instructions: Call (214) 421-4500 x104 or email DHS Booking at Booking@dallashistory.org.
Deadline: Two weeks in advance. However, sometimes last minute requests can be accommodated.
Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be given for absent students. Any field trip, excluding the Chuckwagon, may be cancelled with full refund up to 48 hours before the scheduled program(s) and/or special event(s). Because of the popularity of the Chuckwagon field trip program, cancellation must be made within eight weeks of the program date in order to receive a full refund. Any field trip cancelled with less than 48 hours notice of the scheduled program(s) and/or special event(s) – including failure to cancel – will not be refunded. All program(s) and special event(s) will begin promptly at the time scheduled. The Dallas Historical Society is not responsible for groups who arrive late. No program delay or refund will be issued for tardiness. All outreach programs or performances will begin at the time scheduled and will last 45 minutes to an hour. Please have all participating students seated and ready to go by outreach program or performance start time. Failure to do so may result in an abbreviated program or performance. All programs and special events cancelled by the school or as a result of a district-wide closing and/or adverse weather will not be refunded. Affected programs and special events will either be rescheduled or may receive credit toward future programming. All programs and special events cancelled by the Dallas Historical Society for adverse weather or other conditions beyond our control will be refunded or rescheduled.
After School Policy: All after school programs or performances will begin at the time scheduled and will last 45 minutes to an hour. Please have all participating students seated and ready to go by after school program or performance start time. Failure to do so may result in an abbreviated program or performance.

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